May 17, 2006 Subject:
A great live show
I was the taper. It was a fun show for sure and I had a blast taping it. I had seen all three of the 'summer of 2002' shows the JBT did, in one of their first USA stints back then. they were huge in Australia but unknown here. each show they did in SD their crowds grew, and by the time this show happened they were selling out the 500 ticket Belly Up Tavern. Overall this recording is really good. No loud talkers, no loud screamers, but when the crowd is cheering you can hear it and you feel like you are there. "Treat your momma" starts with john doing a sweet sounding style that sounds like he's playing a sidhar. "Hello" has a cool harmonica intro that I've not heard elsewhere. It looks the existing m3u files might have gotten 'one off' with the xml file names in the meta. Starting with T07 is really 'What you want' but gets renamed to "Bound to ramble". the rest are off by one because of this. there definately are noticable 'skips' on the recording. "Valley" has one, but it has a sweet long jam. At the end of "Peaches & Creme" there is a skip. Also at the end of "Company Sin". The bass solo / jams the band goes off in within the "Betterman" song is unreal. And "Take" is a great closer, but it wasn't super inspired IMO. A great recording, and a great time, I can't believe I didn't listen to my own recording till over 2 years ago! Crazy...
October 28, 2005 Subject:
I hear more world sounds everytime I listen to JBT! I really love Shannon's solo during Betterman. I grew up listening to jazz, and hearing him this way gives me the best of both worlds, a little reminiscent of the great George Benson. I hope he does it on purpose next time I see him.
August 13, 2005 Subject:
Decent show; unfortunately thanks to 'the taper jumping around like a mofo' there are a lot of skips, which detract from the overall quality. Awesome bass solo from Shannon Birchall in Betterman - something funny seems to have happened and his mic was on, which has an interesting effect... you'll have to download it and see for yourself (Birchall isn't the only muso to do this in a solo - lots of jazz people do it as well; it really does make your solo better). Apart from the aforementioned skips, the sound quality is good overall, with only barely audible clipping when everything gets loud at once; nothing really too serious.